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Rita Mullin

January 31, 1935 — January 12, 2023

Rita Mullin

 

Rita McAlister Mullin, 87, of Graham passed away Thursday, January 12, 2023. Visitation will be Monday January 16th 2023 at Morrison Funeral Home from 9-10 A.M.

 

A Memorial Service will be Monday January 16th 2023 at the Morrison Funeral Home Chapel in Graham at 10 A.M.  Graveside service will be Tuesday January 17th 2023 at 10 A.M. in Dreamland Cemetery in Turkey, Texas followed by a celebration service at the Church of Christ in Turkey.  Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.

 

Rita was born in Hagerman, New Mexico on January 31, 1935 to John Adam McAlister and Abbie Elizabeth (Marrs) McAlister. She was raised in Hagerman, New Mexico and graduated from Hagerman High School.  Rita went on to graduate with a Master in Education. While visiting family in Turkey, Texas she met the love of her life, Ottis Mullin.  They were married on August 18th, 1954 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. She taught 3rd and 4th grade in Silverton, TX from 1968-1984, when she and Ottis relocated to Graham, Texas in 1984. She taught 5th grade in Graham from 1984-2003 when she retired. She managed to stay retired for almost a month, then applied to teach at Open Door Christian School, where she taught for 2 years before finally really retiring. Rita was a member of the Eastside Church of Christ in Graham. She stayed active in jail ministry, hospital ministry, and singing.  Rita was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her greatest legacy to her family is that we were blessed to see love in action in her life every day, love for us, love for her students, love for her friends.  We treasure that legacy and our memories of her. 

 

Survivors include; sons, Brent Mullin and his wife Laura of Graham, Norman Mullin and wife Connie of Amarillo; daughter, Jena McClaine of Midland; nine grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren.

 

Rita was preceded in death by her father John Adam McAlister, her mother Abbie Elizabeth (Marrs) McAlister, her husband, Ottis Lee Mullin, and one son-in-law, Stephen McClaine.

 

Rita’s family acknowledges the amazing love and care that has been given to her during her time at Elison Assisted Living and Memory Care.  We have been blessed.

 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Beyond Faith Hospice or donor’s charity of choice.

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, January 16, 2023

9:00 - 10:00am (Central time)

Morrison Funeral Home Chapel

700 Oak St, Graham, TX 76450

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 16, 2023

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

Morrison Funeral Home Chapel

700 Oak St, Graham, TX 76450

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

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